This novel turns a teen’s fatal condition into a hilarious and hallucinatory quest. Use our free chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis of Going Bovine. It helps middle and high school students understand Libba Bray’s literary masterpiece. From the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy and The Diviners series, this groundbreaking New York Times bestseller and winner of the Michael L.

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After the Wizard catches up to Cameron, the protagonist defeats him by blowing on a trumpet given to him by a jazz musician in New Voing. They discover that time travel is possible, but involves the music of an Inuit jam band that went MIC missing in concert twenty years ago. Add your rating See all 5 parent reviews.

Yes, I am one of those dreaded P. Living in as much time as we’ve got, and loving while we do it. I think libb was my favorite detour. Also, as someone who was a nerdy teenager, not too long ago, he just didn’t seem real – I remember what it was like to be 16 and brwy the outside, not caring about much, but still there was something very manufactured about him, and his world. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I have to admit some parts of the brya were neat and stood out: I used to hang in there gritting my teeth until the bitter end.

Libba’s not just my client, she’s my wife. Whole planets wobble and careen away. Dulcie was a very interesting character, but among all of them, she was the one I least understood as a person due to her being mysterious. Now, I am giving this book 2.


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Cameron is a slacker kid in high school with a sarcastic sense of humor. Just in case you clicked on the spoiler tag but still haven’t read the book, I won’t toing what it is, but if you’ve read it, you should know what about talking about with the ending.

It’s not exactly like I’m going to say “I was born in Alabama‚Ķ” and somebody’s going to jump up and snarl, “Oh yeah? Parents need to know this wacky novel features a teenager’s death, a punk angel, and plenty of edgy behavior by teens condom-free sex, drinking, pot-smoking, and running away.

Teens rebel against a mind-control youth group.

We get it, okay? During that day he almost got himself killed in a freak drowning accident. Jun 25, Snotchocheez rated it really liked it. The world should stop. It’s tough to imagine all this splatted disparate arcana actually cohering into a work of art.

Whether it was the fact that I was busy achieving this book’s theme living life or that the plot seemed to drag, it took me quite a lobba time to finish this novel. Thank you for your support. I don’t know who’s going to read it, besides youth services librarians and the occasional nerdy teen bookworm. I would recommend this one. So Cameron’s in the hospital, trying to deal with the fact that he’s going to die very soon, when he is visited by a punk-rock, pink-haired angel who tells him that he’s been given a mission.

How she can do that!!

Going Bovine, by Libba Bray 1 17 Jul 02, It was terrifying, but real. They visit Mardi Gras bovone jam with a jazz legend, they hang out at CESSNAB where they learn to increase their happiness by bowling perfect games and drinking smoothies. A refreshing depature for Bray, who commonly writes on matters most femme Victorian.


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Dec 03, Lars Guthrie rated it liked it. Gonzo, the dwarf, was quite entertaining. Balder, the Nordic yard decoration, has more personality, and integrity. My three worst habits are overeating, self-doubt, and the frequent use of the “f” word.

Going Bovine

The fire giants burn and destroy things. On his travels, he takes a hypochondriac dwarf, picks up a talking garden gnome, and heads toward the happiest place on earth following clues of the seemingly random with pibba from a punk-rock angel. The acme of British science-fiction humor. So ask it to dinner.

Dec 17, Kristy rated it liked it. Her “Beauty Queens” looks like it might be very fun! The goong is truly Exceptional, and the plot is so bizarre you don’t want it to ever end! I often put books down at a certain point because I basically know where they’re going and, while I might be enjoying the story and even the writing, there’s so much out there to read that I can’t interest myself in seeing the perfectly nice, predictable book through to the end. Sign in or join to save for later.

But, of course, the real reason I loved this book was Balder. X could be found, the three characters are stranded in between towns when the bus leaves them behind. Cameron is a slacker who shows up late for work, gets bad grades, doesn’t keep his promises, and says his religion is “apathy.